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The story of this seasons F.A Cup has to be the continued involvement of Portsmouth who are still in it despite going into administration and not knowing if they are going to survive the season or not. Watching them in the last round against Birmingham you could see how much it meant to the players and what an achievement it will be if they could go all the way and reach the final. It is not just good news from a football perspective with it bringing back some of the magic to the cup, but it will also be good news to the administrators who would be thinking about all the extra money they can make by reaching the finals at Wembley Stadium.
My predictions for the winner of the quarter finals were Chelsea, Fulham, Portsmouth and Aston Villa to make it to the semi-finals. So far I have been proved correct with Villa, Portsmouth and Chelsea all winning and making the semi-final. So in the replay between Fulham and Spurs I will stick to Fulham going thorough even though Spurs will be favourites at home
The semi-final draw is:
Aston Villa V Chelsea
Fulham / Spurs V Portsmouth
You have to say that Chelsea are the clear favourites to win the Cup despite being drawn against Villa. As the semi-finals are now held at Wembley at least all the fans get a good expensive day out. I would say Chelsea will win there semi-final. With the other semi final I think it is much harder to call as any of teams could win it but I think Portsmouth will just fall short and get knocked out on this occasion.
What do you think of this seasons F.A Cup?